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Building Pollinator Habitat in Towns and Cities: Great Lakes Region
Join Karin Jokela, Farm Bill Pollinator Conservation Planner, as she takes a closer look at the needs of pollinators in the Great Lakes Region. Learn what plants pollinators need, how to provide nesting habitat, and what steps you can take to make change in your city.

This webinar will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel. Closed Captioning will be available during this webinar.

Nov 5, 2020 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Karin Jokela
Farm Bill Pollinator Conservation Planner, Minnesota @The Xerces Society
Karin provides pollinator-related technical support and training to NRCS field office conservation planners and farmers, primarily in southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. She has a strong background in pollinator conservation and agriculture, and holds a master's degree in ecology and evolutionary biology from Iowa State University, where she studied skipper butterfly conservation and grassland restoration within agroecosystems. Upon graduation, Karin conducted native plant and bee surveys for the Minnesota Biological Survey, as well as the University of Minnesota. She later served as an Ecologist and Project Manager for Great River Greening where she worked with landowners to design, implement and evaluate habitat restoration efforts. Karin and her husband are also organic vegetable farmers in southern Minnesota, and Karin manages a small native plant nursery on their farm (Sogn Valley Farm).